Returning Used Inhalers




Return your used inhalers to a pharmacy to help reduce your carbon footprint

The propellants used in some inhalers are powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Even after an inhaler is finished it still contains these environmentally damaging gases.

Please be assured these gases are not harmful to you when you use your inhaler.


Return all used inhalers to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.

Returned inhalers will be incinerated which will destory the greenhouse gases and prevent inhaler plastics going to landfill.

Don't throw used inhalers into your household waste or recycling bins!

Landfill disposal of inhalers is harmful to the environment due to leftover gases being released into the atmosphere. Plastics from inhalers cannot be recycled using domestic recycling schemes.

Make each puff count!

Only order your inhaler when required to reduce waste.

If you have any concerns about the environmental impact of your inhaler, make an appointment with your GP practice - don't stop using your inhaler!